Tag archives for Crossover & Suvs

General Motors Hoping to Gain Market Share On Dominant Toyota in Indonesia

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Every day, a story comes out about growth of car sales in emerging markets. From ultra-luxury brands to entry-level basic transportation, the potential upside growth in emerging economies has brought these former sales backwaters to the forefront of industry attention. Toyota is a dominant player in many emerging markets, but perhaps nowehere as dominant as ...

Rumors Video Roundup: Audi A3 Tease, Cherokee Hits the Rocks, Viper Sets Record

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John Varvatos Unboxes Chrysler 300 Detroit-born fashion designer John Varvatos takes delivery of 0001 of 2000 of his namesake limited-edition Chrysler 300 in this video. 2013 Buick Encore More Nimble Than Dinosaurs Dinosaurs staring in the Buick Encore’s first TV commercial show how nimble the compact crossover is compared to traditionally large luxury cars – like those ...

Recall Central: Toyota FJ Cruiser Headlights, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Seatbelts

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2007-2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser The Problem: Models equipped with the optional Toyota Auxiliary Driving Lamp kit are brighter than allowed by federal law. Because of the way the 55-watt, add-on driving lights are angled, they are too bright when combined with the output from the FJ Cruiser’s factory headlights. That could dazzle oncoming drivers, potentially causing ...

GM Suggests Shorter Oil Change Schedules for 779,000 Cars

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General Motors is revising in-car oil change warnings for 778,956 vehicles. The change affects vehicles sold with the company’s 2.4-liter I-4, including the 2010-2012 Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain, Buick Regal, and Buick LaCrosse models. Late last year, GM decided to update the software to shorten oil change interval warnings after noticing warranty claims for worn-out chains ...

2014 Mazda 6, 2013 Toyota Avalon Named Ward’s 10 Best Interiors

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WardsAuto has released its 2013 rankings of the 10 best interiors. Seven of the top interiors came from Asian automakers, while the remaining three all came from General Motors and Chrysler. Notably missing from this year’s list are any European automakers – last year, Audi, Land Rover, and Volkswagen all took home honors. However, this year, ...

GM March Sales Up 6.4 Percent Despite Model Changeovers

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Model changeovers were the name of the game for General Motors’ March 2013 sales results. While the company was up 6.4 percent over last March, a number of the company’s flagship models saw big percentage drops due to changeovers to all-new models. GM’s March sales totaled 245,950 and all four of the automaker’s brands were ...

Spied: 2015 GM SUVs

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Our spy photographer managed to catch all three versions of General Motors’ large SUVs out testing together. The 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban, GMC Yukon, and Cadillac Escalade SUVs seen here appear to be complete vehicles with production-ready bodywork. GM announced in February 2012 that a stamping plant in Arlington, Texas, would work in tandem with an assembly ...

2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Other GMT 360 SUVs Recalled for Electrical Short

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193,652 2006 and 2007 model year General Motors SUVs are being recalled for a short in the driver’s side electrical panel module caused by a potential water leak in the driver’s side door. The recall affects the Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, and related GMT 360 SUV models Buick Rainier, Saab 9-7x and Isuzu Ascender. Owners of ...

2015 GMC Yukon, Chevrolet Tahoe Spotted Testing

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Prototypes of GM’s 2015 full-size SUVs have been spotted wearing form-fitting black and white swirl camouflage and semi exposed headlights and taillights. The body-on-frame SUVs feature slab sides and brand-specific wheels, and we have a video of the prototypes below. Chevrolet Tahoe prototype headlights resemble those on the new 2014 Silverado, though the SUVs’ side marker ...

Honda CR-V Is Best-Selling CUV In April 2013

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It appears the Honda CR-V got tired of being second-best for the first three months of this year, as the Japanese CUV snubbed the first position from the Ford Escape with 26,519 units sold in April. Below those two rivals, the Chevrolet Equinox (20,965 units sold) sat comfortably in the third spot once again. Stationed at ...